1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Demanding Hens ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 6chicks&aduck, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    224
    0
    109
    Jul 23, 2009
    S E North Dakota
    my girls are normally quiet but lately they are making alot of noise like they want something , and i cant figure it out ....... when they are in, or out in the yard & esp when they see me ! they are well fed & kept very clean , so dont know what they are asking for ????? any idea's ?
     
  2. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    760
    20
    143
    Feb 11, 2010
    Vancouver Island, B.C.,
    How old are they? Mine are 17 weeks old and they really squawk up a storm every time they see me. I have to sneak out of the yard or they'll just mob and squawk. I think it's adolescent hyperactivity.
     
  3. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    224
    0
    109
    Jul 23, 2009
    S E North Dakota
    they range from 18 wks to 25 wks and 2 yearlings
     
  4. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    760
    20
    143
    Feb 11, 2010
    Vancouver Island, B.C.,
    I think you probably just have some very chatty girls. Some of my older hens will only give me a disinterested "BUK" and that's it. Some others start from the other end of the property at full gallop squawking and flapping furiously. I love chickens because they are so different.
     
  5. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    My hen and 1 pullet have taken to making loads of noise after they lay their egg, I can understand it if it was before they laid but not after. they used to be so quiet too 1 is much older then the others so idk why. I'm always trying to shush them but it doesn't work.
     
  6. chica57

    chica57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    166
    0
    109
    Aug 25, 2009
    Some of mine are like that too-I think they just want attention-they love there pets and pulling tug of war with my shoelaces when I sit with them. I love all my girls-its been so different having them-there so much fun!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,204
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    6chicks&aduck :

    my girls are normally quiet but lately they are making alot of noise like they want something , and i cant figure it out ....... when they are in, or out in the yard & esp when they see me ! they are well fed & kept very clean , so dont know what they are asking for ????? any idea's ?

    They are wanting scraps of food or treats, they think you've always got food for them and they are telling you that, food food food....they are walking stomachs LOL.​
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by